Share some holiday cheer this season by volunteering with area nonprofits. The rewards are always considerable—on both sides!
>> Circle of Concern provides food, school supplies and other assistance for families in need. Volunteers can help with its food pantry, serve as mentors and work on special projects. Call 636.861.2623 or visit circleofconcern.org.
>> Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition provides services for foster kids and families. Many volunteer opportunities are available. Call 314.367.8373 or visit foster-adopt.org.
>> Gateway Region YMCA helps area youths build character and make healthy choices. Volunteers can help with a variety of projects. Call 314.436.1177 or visit gwrymca.org.
>> Humane Society of Missouri finds loving homes for companion animals. Volunteers of all ages help foster animals, support the nonprofit’s staff and work on events and projects. Call 314.647.8800 or visit hsmo.org.
>> Nurses for Newborns provides at-risk families with in-home health care and parenting education. Volunteers help process donations, organize events and more. Call 314.544.3433 or visit nursesfornewborns.org.
>> St. Louis Area Foodbank helps ensure local families have enough to eat. Volunteers help sort and package food items for those in need. Call 314.292.6262 or visit stlfoodbank.org.
>> St. Patrick Center assists those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Volunteers help sort donations, work at fundraising events and more. Call 314.802.0700 or visit stpatrickcenter.org.
>> The Salvation Army welcomes volunteers for activities like holiday toy collection, special events and more. Visit stlsalvationarmy.org.
>> Stray Rescue of St. Louis welcomes volunteers to walk and socialize dogs, work at adoption events, help with shelter cleaning and more. Call 314.771.6121 or visit strayrescue.org.
>> United Way of Greater St. Louis offers volunteer opportunities of all kinds. Call 314.421.0700 or visit stlvolunteer.org to search by type of work, your professional skills, availability and more.